At some point it struck me as pretty hilarious that what got me going was a guy who could retell the story of Purim.

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Um, What Day Is It?
Um, What Day Is It?

Living in the “Age of Information,” it is hard to imagine a person not being able to find out what day of the week it is.

Abby and Ben: “…they turned to JDate.”
Abby and Ben: “…they turned to JDate.”

The next few dates were thoughtfully planned, including more pool, buying and putting puzzles together, and making banana pancakes. Two years later, Abby and Ben are happily engaged and couldn’t be more grateful for JDate bringing them together.

Who Lights The Shabbat Candles?
Who Lights The Shabbat Candles?

While lighting Shabbat candles is generally considered a “woman’s mitzvah,” and is traditionally performed by the woman of the house, it is actually an obligation of the entire household.

Is Sex Before Marriage A Sin? Is Sex Before Marriage A Sin?

A man I was dating wanted to make love to me and I asked if it is acceptable or considered a “sin” (he is an Orthodox Jew). He told me that Judaism does not talk against it, saying that if both people are single, it is ok. I am not sure I trust him about it. Yes, we did it and I think it may be the reason he perhaps broke up with me…

Five Ways To Prepare
Five Ways To Prepare

Remember the Sabbath Day to keep it holy (Zachor et yom HaShabbat l’kadsho - Exodus 20:8). This commandment alludes to all the positive mitzvot of Shabbat, such as reciting kiddush, eating a festive meal, etc. But “Remembering Shabbat” also re…

Na’amah and Sam: “My friend created a profile for me on JDate…”
Na’amah and Sam: “My friend created a profile for me on JDate…”

Thank you JDate for bringing my wonderful husband and I together.

4 Great Topics For A First Date 4 Great Topics For A First Date

A basic rule of thumb for dating? If the conversation doesn’t come naturally, it’s just not meant to be. Very few healthy and successful relationships can blossom from a dry, dull conversation. Unfortunately, we’re not all stellar conversationalists. So, here are a few starter topics for great discussions.

Purim! Again?
Purim! Again?

Unique to the Jewish calendar, Purim is actually observed on different days depending on location.

Purim Drinking
Purim Drinking

“A person should drink on Purim up to the point where they cannot tell the difference between ‘Blessed is Mordechai’ and ‘Cursed is Haman’” (Megillah 7a).

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